In Frankfurt, the El Al plane landed to allow German passengers to leave. Topgrade security was in order with military vehicles escorting the plane. (snapshot from inside the landing plane).
Safely back home!
And now back to Belgium after a very pleasant holiday filled with this successful pilgrimage cum tourism tour.
The tour conductor is always afraid someone will be left behind! Hurry up, the plane is loading...
On the 16th November 1986, when the party reached the Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, the EL AL plane was already waiting on the tarmac having just arrived from Belgium on a very tight airschedule.
The Lod International Airport was named after the first Israeli Prime Minister. David Ben-Gurion was born in Plonsk, Poland in 1886. Arriving in the Land of Israel in 1906, he became involved in politics. Having led the struggle to establish the State of Israel in May 1948, Ben-Gurion became Prime Minister and Defense Minister. As Premier, he oversaw the establishment of the state's institutions.In June 1970, Ben-Gurion retired from political life and returned to Kibbutz Sde Boker where he passed away in 1973.
The taxfree shop keeps people on their knees. They can't easily leave it... Friends and relatives worry because the plane won't wait for late-comers.
The Ben Gurion Airport at Lod near Tel Aviv is a modern building with all convenient facilities to welcome passengers.
Lod, the ancient Lydda, was founded around the 8th c. B.C. St Peter came to Lydda and healed Aeneas, a man who had been bedridden for eight years (Acts 9, 32-34). According to tradition, George, the first Orthodox martyr, was born here. He was a tribune in the Roman army and suffered martyrdom under Diocletian. The Orthodox church of St George was rebuilt in 1870, with a relief of the saint as slayer of the dragon above the entrance
Protector of England, King Edward III of England (1327-77) founded his knighthood of chivalry, known as the Order of the Garter, under the banner of St. George. Many churches were dedicated to him in England and though his popularity may have lessened with the severe curtailment of saints days in the calendar during the Reformation, St George's Day continued to be observed. His veneration as protector of England was approved by Pope Benedict XIV (Lambertini 1740-58).
On the way back to Jerusalem from Netanya, we cross Tel Aviv township and driving alongside an IAF landingstrip we reach the Jerusalem highway
Similisailboats of brick and mortar give the Natanya beach a pleasant background setting.
On Mount Scopus, the Palace Hotel offers a distant view of the Temple Square (left background)
Prior to the Six-Day War, Ammunition Hill was Jordan's most heavily fortified stronghold in divided Jerusalem. Its central bunker served as a command post, mess hall and storage area for weapons and other war material. A maze of trenches and pillboxes on the hill was connected with the bunker. The battle for Ammunition Hill was fierce and cost the lives of 24 Israeli paratroopers. As a result of the victory, Israeli forces could open the road to Mt. Scopus and the fall of the Old City was greatly facilitated. These two achievements were crucial to the reunification of the city. Today, a memorial and museum are on the site. The main attraction on Mount Scopus is the spectacular panoramic view of the city, the Hebrew University and the Mount of Olives.
The Roman amphitheater was built facing the sea. Today spectators seating in the restored galleries may still admire the sunset while listening to concerts under the aegis of the Israeli Music Festival.
School boys gather at the Roman amphitheater for a break .
Caesarea - ruins of Promontory Palace
Caesarea - Herodian aqueduct
That's how the harbour looks to-day! A lighthouse guides the ships into the channel. In the background, the coastline of Lebanon can be seen.
Sunset on the high seas from Akko.
where tourists can also park their cars
Modern fishing harbour in Akko
Hot Turkish coffee, warm fresh knafee, traditional pastries of honey and nuts... to serve as a sweet incentive to encourage children to read and read more… this is a never-failing means to bring children to their desks.
Nursing is seen as a fulfilling career for men and women, and students and their families are proud to be associated with it. Those training at the School are often under considerable pressure, often having to juggle practical work, study, family responsibilities and in some cases part-time jobs. The demand for nurses in Israel and the Occupied Territories has increased over the past few years and the number of student nurses has doubled from 70 to 150. The Nazareth School of Nursing, while led and managed by Christians, acts as a beacon of healing and hope to all, regardless of faith or nationality.